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Woodstock boys basketball coach Jeff Thomas goes over instructions during a first-intermission break in Monday's Vermont Division II semifinal with Otter Valley at Barre Auditorium. (Valley News - Greg Fennell)

Everyone Pitches In as Wasps Reach Title Game

Monday, March 2, 2015

Barre, Vt. — The stranger showed up at Woodstock Union High School in the fall, trying to get used to a new rural setting after life on the east end of Long Island. Once aware of senior Kurt Ryder’s presence in town, Woodstock boys basketball coach Jeff Thomas had only one question to answer. One of Ryder’s guardians asked it. …

Service Note: March 1, 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Christopher H. Chase graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, in San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in …

Pomfret to Vote on School Consolidation

Monday, February 23, 2015

Pomfret Town Meeting and annual school meeting are on Tuesday, March 3, at the Town Hall. Town Meeting starts at 9 a.m., followed by the school meeting at 1 p.m. Voting by Australian ballot for the Woodstock Union High School budget will be at the Town Hall from 9 a.m. to the close of the school meeting and then until 7 p.m. at …

Woodstock Pulls Away From Windsor

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Windsor — Woodstock senior forward Chris Townley was kind of bummed out for most of the Wasps’ game at Windsor on Tuesday night. “I was struggling and it bothered me,” Townley said. But when the game was over, that glum feeling disappeared as Townley scored all seven of …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Boys Basketball Prevails on Final Shot

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Orford — Kolin Huntington nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team a stunning 55-53 victory over a determined visiting Woodsville team on Monday night. The game-winning shot was set up as …

Local Roundup: Soph’s Career High Puts Bishop Brady Girls Basketball Past Hanover

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Hanover — Hanover High girls basketball coach Dan O’Rourke has known Riley Bennett since she was a fifth-grader. On Saturday, O’Rourke and the Marauders got to know her more than they’d like. Bennett, a sophomore, scored a career-best …

Distance Learners: Outside Shooting Works for Windsor Boys Hoop

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Windsor — Every high school boys basketball team that comes into Windsor High School knows what to expect — the Yellowjackets are always going to run the floor on offense and drive you crazy on defense. Springfield saw just how that philosophy works as the Jacks downed the …

Warming Trend

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Jona Tuck, right, and John Knight, left, prepare to part ways — she to errands and he to work outside their home in East Barnard, late last month. Valley News — James M. Patterson …

Woodstock Boys Shake Off Cosmos

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — It took undefeated Woodstock a couple of periods to find its sea legs, but a dominating second half sent the Wasps to a 61-45 triumph over Springfield at Dressel Gym on Tuesday night. Woodstock (6-0) is in the midst of an impressive start, as no …

Constance L. Hart

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Barnard, Vt. — Constance L. Hart, 82, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph. She was born June 1, 1932, in Barnard, the daughter of Eben and Lucy (Rousseau) Lewis. She attended school in Barnard and graduated from Woodstock High School. After graduation she …

Woodstock Rallies Past Windsor in Battle of Undefeated Teams

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Woodstock — Maybe it was an omen when the bus failed to show up to take the Windsor High boys basketball team to Woodstock for Saturday afternoon’s game. Windsor coach Harry Ladue said a mix-up involving the bus …

Wasps Make Hilltoppers Feel the Sting

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Woodstock — Saturday night’s boys hockey game between Woodstock and visiting St. Johnsbury Academy looked good on paper, but not so hot on the ice. The Wasps rolled to an easy, 6-1 victory over the visiting Hilltoppers, who …

Thousands Remain Without Power in Vermont

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Chelsea — Several thousand residents in Orange and Windsor counties remained without power Friday evening as utility crews spent a fourth day trying to restore downed power lines throughout the state. Green Mountain Power said crews are conducting a “massive restoration effort,” but that some outages “will last …